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Feb 22, 2023

Host Nick Patton chats with illustrator Maya Fidawi about the picture book Mama Shamsi at the Bazaar, written by Mojdeh Hassani and Samira Iravani. 

Learn about the intense, beautiful Iranian culture through this fun, playful picture book that takes a symbol that could separate and shows how that same symbol can bring...

Nov 16, 2022

Host Nick Patton chats with illustrator Brian Biggs about the picture book I Can't Draw by Stephen W. Martin. I Can't Draw is a celebration of drawing and the joy of having fun making art.

Plus, advice on what a parent should do to encourage a kid who shows interest in drawing. And a discussion about how Brian created a...

Feb 23, 2022

Guest host Nadia Salomon chats with New York Times bestselling creator Rafael López about his collaboration with Jacqueline Woodson. Woodson and López remind us how strong we can be in this breathtaking picture book, The Year We Learned to Fly. López also talks about the importance of illustrating emotions over a...

Sep 22, 2021

Rebroadcast from Sept. 12, 2016: Rafael López is the illustrator and inspiration for the picture book MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL: HOW ART TRANSFORMED A NEIGHBORHOOD. There is so much to love about Rafael's true story and the picture book that captured the spirit of this neighborhood art project.

Jan 13, 2021

Children's book illustrator Cátia Chien shows us that something beautiful can come from creative struggle. Today's featured book, THE BEAR AND THE MOON is a picture book that follows what happens when the gift of a balloon floats into a bear's life.

Books featured on the show this...